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My Second Book Signing!!!

My second book signing was amazing.  I barely have words to describe the experience, but I will try my best.  Let’s start off by saying that this time, I was on time!  Oh yeah!

My husband dropped me off and had to go to work because they called him in on his day off.  So, I was on my own for the first couple hours.  It is always slow in the morning when you first get to the Veteran’s hospital for vendors because everyone is trying to get to work on time.  It’s usually during lunch, which was around the same time my hubby made it back, when people make their way to the kiosks.  I was so glad he was able to come so I could go to the bathroom and get coffee without worrying about my stuff just sitting there in the atrium.  He is a big help when it comes to my book signings.

I was blessed once again to talk to numerous disabled veterans.  One of which was the Veteran I talked about in my last post, John.  He looked so much better!  He truly blessed me with his presence.  I thought I was going to cry when I saw him.  He was dressed so nicely and was getting ready to get his 20-30 stitches out of his arm and get measured for prosthetic legs.  He had a smile on his face and talked to me about how my book was touching him and how it was changing his life.  I assured him it was God, and thanked God for everything.  He, I must say, was definitely the highlight of my day.  I hope I get to see him the next time I go there.

The next thing I will share with you is when several people asked me how I got my book published.  They explained how they felt God moving them to do something with their writing but didn’t know how to go about starting up something.  I told them what I did and gave them the information to CreateSpace where you can publish for free and I got these looks like they had tears in their eyes and they couldn’t believe what they were hearing…for free?  Yes, I explained to them that they would have to, of course, purchase books to sell after publishing, but we both knew that God had brought us together for a purpose.  When you meet someone, whether it be someone new or someone you’ve known for a while, God always has an agenda behind the meeting.  It is wonderful to be a witness to His agenda.

One guy who was there polishing shoes came to me and was inspired by what I was doing, so inspired, that he went and got a few poems of his own to share with me.  Then he brought this beautiful work of art…which I wanted to buy so bad but he wasn’t selling at the time, just to share with me how God is using him.  It was truly amazing to see all the different people who came from different walks of life and how one simple thing as pain can bring you together for God’s glory.

The last experience is about a guy who was reminiscing about when he was a kid during World War 2.  He lived in southern Ireland and recalled hearing something falling from the sky.  He thought as a kid, that it was a car approaching because during that time, everyone would stop and look at the automobiles.  But what he actually heard was a bomb coming in his direction.  Thank God his older sister was there to take cover and the bomb barely missed the two of them.  He went on to tell us the whole story of what happened from there.  This, my friends…to have a veteran share with you such a personal story about their life is truly a work of God.  Only He (God) knows how long he was holding that in and needed to tell somebody about that.

Like I said in my last book signing post, I wish I could just give my books away for free, which I am really considering, at least at the VA hospitals.  And those experiences are the reasons why.

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Mentality Listens Available for Free!

Hello all!

Today I had my second book signing and it was awesome!  But that’s another post…Lol.  I would like to let everyone know that I am giving away free copies of my e-book for two days straight!  This is for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15th – Wednesday, May 16th!  This special event will start tonight at midnight and will end on Wednesday at 11:59 PM.

Please take advantage of this special offer to get a copy of MENTALITY LISTENS HERE!!!  All I ask is that after reading the book, you leave a review on the Amazon site.  I would really appreciate your time to do this for me.

I hope you enjoy MENTALITY LISTENS!  Feel free to leave a comment below as well.  😉


– Venus Angelica Perez


6 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars

April 26, 2012

Spiritual food.
By Tsuliena
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Mentality Listens: In A World Where Art Screams… (Volume 1) (Paperback)
Angelica Perez’s poetry is a blend of encouragement and support for the soul that is weary. She brings in her spirituality and her Source of inspiration, without the reader feeling “religiously” pounced upon. It’s a serious read, but an easy read for the experienced/or novice poetry reader. She reveals the difficult experience of living with pain, and what chronic illness is like for a “spoonie.” Ms Perez leaves one with hope and promise that “living” is possible for those of us suffering daily with a life limiting disease.

April 19, 2012

By Harlemknite
This review is from: Mentality Listens: In A World Where Art Screams… (Volume 1) (Paperback)
You feel the pain the sorrow the fear the joy in every word. The Author definitely has a gift of writing and she walks you through the long arduous path taken by someone who is living a life of pain and then rescued. A must read for encouragement both spiritual and physical!!!

May 1, 2012

Wonderful and Heartfelt!
By kitthekitten128
Very talented writer! You can really feel the pain and heartache as well as triumph through her writing. I highly recommend to anybody who has ever felt the touch of God upon their lives.

May 3, 2012

It calls to me.
By BeyondEmpathy
“Mentality Listens” calls to every person that has or continues to have chronic pain and identifies with the questions and struggles that we face minute by minute and hour by hour. It explores the darkness that each of us finds ourselves plunged into and the questions of “why me?” and helps through its pages to help to offer the warm embrace that we are not alone and that despite our fears and anger the God remains at our side. Pain sadly does become part of our personal “shadow” and through the authors poems helps the reader to integrate or struggles into our personal development of self”

May 9, 2012

Lesson Learned
By Daniel Perez
Two mistakes were made when I received this book, I showed it to a friend and I let them read from it. Now they will not give it back and I have to get another. Tip for other Great Literary enthusiasts, start off with getting at least two copies before spreading the word on how amazing it is. Awesome!!!

May 10, 2012

Thanks for this connect
By Larro Kimbreil
Your book is truly a wonderful one of a kind exception, and in no way similar to any poetry while praising the Lord, Wow and Wow. To me this is what I call a gift from God, you have been chosen to deliver the word in a more settle way. I could go on and on, but the good thing is I must read the next book to be able to go on this journey that opens new ways of seeing life as it is intended

Enter my Book Giveaway!!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Mentality Listens by Venus Angelica Perez

Mentality Listens

by Venus Angelica Perez

Giveaway ends May 30, 2012.

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